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NYPD Releases Social Media Guidelines

NYPD Releases Social Media Guidelines

The NYPD recently released a set of guidelines for using social media during investigations. The memo, according to NY Daily News, was issued by Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and allows officers involved in social media to use aliases and a department-issued laptop. Scouring the Internet can [Full Story…]

NJ Judge Rules Texter Not Liable for ‘Electronic Presence’ at Car Accident

NJ Judge Rules Texter Not Liable for 'Electronic Presence' at Car Accident

The State Superior Court in Morris County, New Jersey came to a judgement recently on a case involving a texting while driving accident. According to Digital Trends, the couple, David and Linda Kubert, was on their motorcycle when they were hit by Kyle Best who was texting his girlfriend while [Full Story…]

Proposed NY Law Would Put a Stop to Anonymous Online Commenting

Proposed NY Law Would Put a Stop to Anonymous Online Commenting

A new piece legislation has been proposed in NY's state government that would prohibit unidentified, or anonymous users from posting on NY-based websites.  Blogs, newspapers, social networks and message boards would have to “remove any comments posted on his or her website by an anonymous poster [Full Story…]

Twitter Defends User’s Privacy Over #OWS Subpoena

Twitter Defends User's Privacy Over #OWS Subpoena

After NYer and Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris recently lost the court battle over city officials attempting to procure months of old tweets regarding the Occupy Wall Street Brooklyn Bridge March, in which 700 protesters including Harris were arrested, Twitter has stepped up to the plate [Full Story…]

NY Law Enforcement Snags #OWS Protesters via Twitter

NY Law Enforcement Snags #OWS Protesters via Twitter

As a result of a recent subpoena issued to Twitter by NY DAs and prosecutors, several Occupy Wall Street protestors have re-evaluated their decision to fight charges against them. The order allows the user's Twitter account to be used by the court in order to find incriminating evidence against the [Full Story…]

Twitter subpoenaed for NY #OWS Tweets

Twitter subpoenaed for NY #OWS Tweets

Late last year, Twitter played a key role in keeping NY activists in touch and helped them document ground activity during the Occupy Wall Street protests.  NY district attorneys realized this and are now hoping to secure information sent via Twitter to use against the protesters Protester Malcom [Full Story…]

Broadcasters Sue Aereo Over New Mobile Broadcast Service

Broadcasters Sue Aereo Over New Mobile Broadcast Service

Several major broadcasters are suing Aereo to prevent the upcoming launch of its subscription service that allows users to watch broadcast TV on mobile devices. According to Multichannel News, two lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY, allege violations of [Full Story…]

DiNapoli Says State Office for Technology Wasted Millions

DiNapoli Says State Office for Technology Wasted Millions

NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's has accused the state Office for Technology of flagrant misconduct, wasting millions of dollars and a breakdown of ethical standards. The Associated Press reported that DiNapoli’s office issued a report saying that OFT had “a culture, emanating from the [Full Story…]

NY State Subpoenas Twitter Account of #OccupyWallStreet Activist

NY State Subpoenas Twitter Account of #OccupyWallStreet Activist

The state of NY has subpoenaed Twitter, demanding Malcolm Harris’ account login. According to BetaBeat, Harris is an Occupy Wall Street activist whose account, @destructuremal, was tweeting from the front lines of the Brooklyn Bridge march last year when  several people were arrested. The march [Full Story…]

Gillibrand Lauds NY Tech Trends, But Omits #SOPA

Gillibrand Lauds NY Tech Trends, But Omits  #SOPA

Late last week Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke at an Association For Better New York breakfast where she talked about NY's tech sector. According to PolitickerNY,  she spoke on how the technology sector "is key to improving the state’s economy," citing recent NY tech examples such as Facebook's new [Full Story…]

Sen. Schumer Disapproves of Mobile Information Call Act

Sen. Schumer Disapproves of Mobile Information Call Act

The Mobile Information Call Act has come under criticism from Senator Chuck Schumer, who is fearful of robocalls and bill collectors invading cell phones. The act would allow a multitude of miscellaneous calls to cell phones, eating into customers’ costly minutes, Sen.  Schumer reportedly [Full Story…]

NY State Law Will Mandate Commercial “e-recycling” by Jan 1, 2012

NY State Law Will Mandate Commercial "e-recycling" by Jan 1, 2012

A new state law seeking to make efficient use of electronics destined to be thrown out will take effect on January 1, 2012. This latest New York state green law, called the Department of Environmental Conservation: Electronic Equipment Reuse and Recycling Act, will require commercial business to [Full Story…]

Texting-While-Driving Tickets Double in NY

Texting-While-Driving Tickets Double in NY

The law banning texting while driving, signed in July by NY Governor Cuomo, has nearly doubled in tickets compared to last year, as the law was made a primary traffic offense. According to Reuters, in August "police issued tickets to 1,082 drivers using hand-held devices behind the wheel." The [Full Story…]

New Allegations Against Online Gambling Site Full Tilt Poker

New Allegations Against Online Gambling Site Full Tilt Poker

This past spring Full Tilt Poker was shut down due to an online gambling crackdown in NY. New allegations have now surfaced regarding the civil lawsuit, as evidence has been shown that the site broke into player accounts to fund its operations and make payments to its owners (a.k.a. a digital Ponzi [Full Story…]

New NY Law Expands Computer Donations

New NY Law Expands Computer Donations

Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that allows NY state governments/municpalities to donate their computers in order to improve computer literacy among those who can't afford a computer. Surplus computers and software can now be donated by municipalities to senior citizens and low-income residents [Full Story…]